“I am very grateful to everybody”: Jeremy Clarkson thanks fans for their support

Well, he would say that

Jeremy Clarkson

by Rosie Gizauskas |
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Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has thanked the hundreds of thousands of fans who have backed him after his suspension from the show.

More than 800,000 people have so far signed a Change.org petition demanding he keep his job after he was suspended following the “fracas" with producer Oisin Tymon, which was sparked when Clarkson was told he could not have a £21.95 hot steak.

Clarkson told BBC News: “I am very grateful to everybody.”

We bet you are, Jezza. We bet.

He is expected to comment on the incident in his column in The Sun tomorrow, but it could be WEEKS until his fate is decided by an internal disciplinary inquiry. That’s ages – we’re not sure we can deal with much more ruminating on his fate, tbh.

It is understood not all the potential witnesses to the row have yet been contacted ahead of the hearing.

The programme’s stars – Clarkson and co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond – are still scheduled to appear at four live shows in Norway on 27 and 28 March and a decision on whether to go ahead is expected early next week.

All three of their contracts expire three days after the Norway gigs, which could render any disciplinary hearings redundant.

The last three episodes of the series have currently been put on hold.

Gosh, it’s complicated, isn’t it? And we thought it was just three blokes driving cars and having bants.

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